A&E visits Bates Motel for third season

Bates Motel, the US drama based on the Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho, has been given a third season on A&E.

Bates Motel

Bates Motel

The series stars Freddie Highmore as a young Norman Bates as viewers are shown how his psyche unravels through his teenage years, thanks in part to his mother Norma, played by Vera Farmiga.

Season three will begin production this autumn, with a new ten-episode run likely to air in 2015.

It is produced by Universal Television, Carlton Cuse Productions and Kerry Ehrin Productions, with Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin executive producing.